Heat president Pat Riley says he believes that Chris Bosh has played his final game for Miami.
Riley told reporters Monday that Bosh’s “Heat career is probably over” and that the team is not actively working toward his return.
The Heat said Friday that Bosh would not be allowed to participate in their preseason training camp after failing a physical. The Heat declined to explain why Bosh failed the physical and cited a clause in the collective bargaining agreement that prohibits the team from releasing certain medical information.
As to whether Bosh’s NBA career is over, Riley told reporters, “That’s up to him.”
“We headed down the road very excited to a point where we thought it would work,” Riley said. “And then the physical couldn’t clear him to the next step.”
The Heat were flying to the Bahamas on Monday for Tuesday’s start of training camp. Riley said Bosh will not be on that trip.
After seven seasons with the Toronto Raptors, Bosh signed with the Heat before the 2010-11 season. He, LeBron James and Dwyane Wade formed the Heat’s Big Three that went on to make four NBA Finals and win two titles.
Bosh, an 11-time All-Star, has averaged 19.1 points and 7.4 rebounds in his career.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.